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  • n  a person who tries to please someone in order to gain a personal advantage

  • He said he has tried to avoid the sycophant's role that by implication demeans the office and undermines sober treatment of all issues.
  • Only a slavish sycophant like Herbert can take what was unquestionably a bumbling, error-filled week for Obama and recast it as the work of a political Bobby Fischer.
  • Of course, for an authoritarian-following, right-wing sycophant like you, I'm sure that the authoritarian-following, right-wing sycophant Alberto Gonzales model is much preferred .
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  • Prioritize existing revenues before tax shakedown
    The balance of opinions by locals in The Free Press opinion pages seems to be getting closer to the political demographics of the area. There is more activity from fiscal conservatives to counter what I consider a few local tax-and-spend academics, and a sycophant retired federal bureaucrat.
    Aug. 10, 2013 - Mankato Free Press
Quotes

  • William Sanderson in WHIOtv.com
    As for EB, Sanderson said, the best way to describe Farnum is as "a sneak and a sycophant -- a weasel. He's a pathetically funny character."
  • Arjun Singh in Hindu
    Whether somebody agrees to it or not, I think the AICC knows that I am not a sycophant,Singh told Aaj Tak news channel.
  • Terry Wogan in The Press Association
    The president doesn't want a sycophant in the United States Senate. He wants an honest broker for the people of Maryland. He doesn't want a 'yes' man. He wants someone who's going to be genuine in his approach to solving the problems. And that's... Michael Steele http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_S._Steele&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNE075-lIyiAyLs1OngN0cMOVgCz_w FOXNews http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,205918,00.html&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNG12eSdmj2jMDJxTFMC7McZgLLacw Jul 27, 2006 97385 129089 sycophantic I would like to have been a student here - it looks like a really nice campus," he said. "I am not being sycophantic, but the University of Leicester has a very good reputation. I am deeply honoured to have been offered an honorary doctor of...

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